Is the liberal international order that was formed after WW2 in effect or dead?

In April 2017, two popular commentators of international affairs, Niall Ferguson and Fareed Zakaria, gathered in Toronto to debate a question of increasing relevance to the globally-minded public. The two sparred over the following question: Is the liberal international order that has in large part guided the international system since the end of World War II, in effect, dead? Ferguson argued that it was indeed essentially over but Zakaria suggested that while it was challenged, calls of its demise were premature and the liberal order would survive.

Your job here is to side with one of the two perspectives. In a four-page, double-spaced paper, argue whether the liberal international dead is dead or not. Why do you believe the perspective you chose? If it is not over, is its “health” improving or declining?

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